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    Default Have you requested your medical records?

    Have you requested your medical records post birth?
    Were the records helpful?
    Do you have any regrets from doing so?

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    That is exactly why I'm considering requesting mine...a year on from a traumatic birth and needing to move on.

    Thank you, your response was very very helpful <3

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    Sorry to hear your birth was traumatic.

    Yes, I got mine from my first sons birth/pre natal, it was fairly interesting, (especially the bit about being drug tested without my knowledge) and I don't regret having gotten them, knowledge is power! Sometimes it is good to have a mw who can go through them with you, as the terms and medical shorthand can be confusing.

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    Drug tested! What the?! That's a new one. How strange.
    That's good advice about a midwife too, thank you.

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    It's been a year since my traumatic birth and I literally sent off the form yesterday to get a copy of my birth records!

    Once I receive them and can digest them, I am also going to have one or two counselling sessions to talk things over.

    I think it's a great idea to get them.

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    Can I ask how you go about getting them/the request form? Do I just call the hospital? I think this could help me a lot.

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    I requested then for both births this year.

    I enjoyed been able to read them.

    Although I can't say ds2s birth was traumatic as such things did happen and I was in no way able to know or deal with it at the time.

    Like a pp said though, I do recall being told certain things and it's either not noted or appears to be different on the record.

    I don't for a minute regret getting them. I like having it in black and white in front of me.

    OP, I hope getting your record helps you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumma Needs a Wine View Post
    Drug tested! What the?! That's a new one. How strange.
    That's good advice about a midwife too, thank you.
    Yes, apparently it is routine at Logan Hospital (Brisbane Sth) as it's a low socio economic area, with lots of drug problems...
    No excuse though, I was flabbergasted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Very curious. I got my dishcharge papers with eat baby and it stayed active labor, how much blood was lost etc etc. are these the records or are there the actual ones the midwives write that you can obtain?
    It's the actual proper written records you get, but you need to be very specific and request a 'full set of records - prenatal, labour and delivery', or sometimes you just get fobbed off with a summary.

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    Yep you call the hospital and just ask them what their process is and some require a verbal request only and others require a written request - usually email is sufficient. But pretty sure the will only post them out as pp mentioned, no other method is offered unfortunately. Sometimes a fee, sometimes not, all dependent on the specific hospital.

    My details are sketchy too. Eg was told I had two units of blood given, discharge papers state 1 unit and in general conversation with my gp 6 months later she casually me ruined the THREE units of blood. I corrected her and said no just two, to which she said oh no honey the report definitely says three. I also asked my obgyn how many stitches I had an what I can only presume was for my own good at the time, she cheekily responded "You can tell people whatever figure you like". Which is basically code for "So many that you really don't want to know."


 

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